Foster Partners

A few of Jack’s favorite people to work with in rescuing animals


Hillsborough County Animal Services

Humane Society of Tampa Bay

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is dedicated to ending animal homelessness and providing care and comfort to companion animals in need.  For 100 years, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay has served our community by finding homes for homeless animals, free shot clinics in disadvantaged neighborhoods, providing pet food for people who can not afford to feed their pets, offering low cost spay/neuter for owned pets, providing affordable wellness care for all pets, coordinating the community’s TNR program for feral cats, and transferring homeless pets who are at risk to our facility to improve our counties save rate.  The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is the place that Makes Dreams Come True™.  Website

Rescue Groups

Animal Coalition of Tampa

Mission:  To provide a quality, affordable and accessible opportunity for people to spay and neuter companion animals so that someday we can end pet overpopulation in Hillsborough County.  ACT Clinic was established to give people an affordable way to do the right thing. We believe that all living creatures have inherent value and are deserving of an acceptable quality of life. Euthanasia as a means of population control has no place in this vision. ACT’s primary focus is high volume spay/neuter programs to reduce the number of companion animals entering Hillsborough County’s shelter, and in turn, to eliminate euthanasia. Currently, ACT is involved in three major projects to achieve this end.  ? ?ACT Spay/Neuter Clinic: high volume, low cost surgeries taking dogs and cats. Call 813-250-3900 for reservations. ? ?SpayDay: a monthly volunteer-based spay/neuter program for feral cats of Hillsborough County. ? Stride for Strays: an annual fundraiser to increase awareness and support for local spay/neuter efforts   Website

Animal Friends Society

(AFS) is an all volunteer, no-kill organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption of homeless and unwanted companion animals. Animal Friends Society rescues animals, has them vet-checked, medically treated, spayed/ neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. All animals are kept in foster homes until they are ready for adoption. Animal Friends Society is dedicated to finding loving, forever homes for each animal we take in. As a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, Animal Friends Society is funded solely by private donations and fund raising events. All funds collected go directly to the care of our animals!  Website

Bay Area Greyhound Adoptions

We are an all-volunteer group that finds pet homes for greyhounds who retire from racing or who do not qualify for the track. We also inform the public about the desirability of greyhounds as pets. Our mission is to assist any greyhound in need, including senior dogs or those with broken legs or other physical problems. Since our inception in July 2004, we have placed approximately 500 greyhounds in pet homes throughout the Tampa Bay area. Because there are so many greyhound race tracks in Florida, it is not possible to adopt all greyhounds locally. We therefore assist with shipping of retired racing greyhounds to non-racing states for adoption. We are also a part of the Second Chance at Life Greyhound Prison Program in which we place greyhounds in prison facilities and the inmate handlers help to train the greyhounds prior to adoption. This program helps both the dogs and the inmates and has been highly successful.  Website

Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Rescue, a non profit educational sanctuary, is devoted to rescuing and providing a permanent home for exotic (i.e. wild, not domestic) cats who have been abused, abandoned, bred to be pets, retired from performing acts, or saved from being slaughtered for fur coats, and to educating the public about these animals and the issues facing them in captivity and in the wild.   Website


(Critter Adoption and Rescue Effort) is a small shelter housing between 50-60 dogs and cats located in the Southshore area of Hillsborough. We also operate a discount spay-neuter clinic for low income residents with County vouchers. Website


CARES was founded in September 2007. What was once just a vision soon turned into our Mission. We here at CARES (Community Animal Rescue & Educational Shelter) dedicate our entire being in helping the unfortunate pets of our community.  Since September 2007 CARES has rescued and re-homed nearly a 1000 pets. These pets once belonged somewhere, to someone and left to fend for themselves either by abuse, neglect, or pure ignorance. CARES believes that there is that perfect Forever Home for each and every pet we rescue. CARES solely relies on the support we receive from our volunteers, fosters, sponsors and donors. CARES is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization. Website

Cat Call

We are a group of individuals working together to help our feral and stray cat community in Hillsborough County Florida. Our goal is to spay or neuter every unaltered stray or feral that we obtain and find homes for the social cats and kittens.  Website

Cat Crusaders

Cat Crusader’s mission is to rescue, vaccinate, spay or neuter, and find loving adoptive homes for stray and neglected cats. Whenever possible we will assist cats who, because of extenuating circumstances, are unable to remain in their homes with their owners. Additionally, we seek to increase public awareness of the companion animal overpopulation issue and provide solutions to end the killing of adoptable animals in the Tampa Bay area and beyond. Please visit us at

Fix and Feed Feline

We are Fix & Feed Feline Feral, Inc., a Tampa based non-profit organization which provides information, humane alternatives and assistance to individuals who act as caregivers to stray and feral cats. We also have an adoption program. We fix, feed, and rescue in Tampa area neighborhoods and surrounding communities.  Website

Saint Francis Animal Rescue

St. Francis Society Animal Rescue is an all volunteer, non-profit 501-c-3 animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of sick, injured, and stray domestic animals as well as spay/neuter and medical services for those animals. We seek to place animals in a loving foster or permanent home after recovery and we DO NOT euthanize unless terminal illness necessitates such a decision. All of our animals are spayed/neutered, tested for leukemia/FIV (cats), wormed and vaccinated before they are adopted.  Website

Suncoast Animal League

The Suncoast Animal League is a no kill, non-profit animal shelter founded in 2006. Since it’s inception, the League has made an immediate impact on the community. The League has rescued hundreds of animals from abuse situations, such as the Tarpon Springs puppy mill, or imminent death from near-by counties, around the state of Florida, as well as, other states. The Suncoast Animal League has spayed and neutered over a thousand cats and dogs over the past two years, including more than 600 low or no cost surgeries for the community, this year alone.  The Suncoast Animal League, founded by Rick Chaboudy and Annette Dettloff, is located at 1030 Pennsylvania Avenue in Palm Harbor, FL,34683. You can contact the League at 727-786-1330.  Website


Jack Talman on Rescue Mission

Jack Talman on Rescue Mission

Lakeside Animal Hospital in Odessa, FL is a full service companion animal hospital.

Established in 1989, Lakeside’s services have expanded to include full diagnostics, preventative care, surgical, radiology and laboratory services.

In addition, Lakeside is a recognized provider of complete, advanced pet care.

Resident doctors Dr. Azza Diasti and Dr.Lisa R. Cote and their staff are committed to providing a full-service facility, as well as providing superior care to their community.

Other services include dentistry, pharmacy, dietary and behavioral counseling, full-service boarding and daycare, as well as professional grooming.


One response to “Foster Partners

  1. Jeannette

    May 12, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Hi, I am a recent former Floridian, and now live in the state of Washington. Do you know of any organizations like this in the state of Washington that also help our furry friends in need? I was able to rescue a horse in the past, and it was the most wonderful and fulfilling experience of my life that I will never forget. I think you do wonderful work, and have a very dear friend that fosters golden retrievers, and I know that this not only has made a tremendous impact on the dogs lives, but on hers as well. I want to thank all of you for all the hard work and time that each of you put into this very important issue; which is striking around the nation, and world. I know that every little bit helps, and we can all do our part to help our furry friends whether through fostering, public awareness, or donations of money or time. Thank you again.


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